Frequently Asked Questions
CHBMR General Questions
Q: Where is the CHBMR located?
A: Our offices are located in the Don and Marion McDougall Hall on the University of Prince Edward
Island campus in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Q: Are there any biotech courses offered on Prince Edward Island?
A: Yes. The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) offers several courses, undergraduate and
graduate, that focus specifically on Biotechnology. To see a list of these courses click here. In
addition, UPEI offers an Executive MBA program with a specialized stream in biotechnology.
Holland College also offers a two year program dedicated to Bioscience Technology. For a
program description and how to apply click here.
Q: How can I find out about upcoming events?
A: Navigate to the CHBMR Events page by clicking on Events in the News and Events drop-down
menu. A list of past and upcoming events is included on this webpage.
CHBMR Website Questions
Q: How do I create a web account?
A: Select the Login feature at the top right hand corner of your screen. Select the Create New
Account tab. Any fields marked by a red astrics (*) are mandatory. Once submitted, your
password will be e-mailed to you.
CHBMR Service Questions
Q: How do I become a member?
A: To become a member of the CHBMR you must complete an application form as well as submit
the required supporting documentation including your resume, a cover letter and a description of
the nature of your research areas. For a link to our application form and more detail on the
required documentation click here.
Q: Who is membership open to?
A: CHBMR membership is open to those people who work directly or indirectly in the field of
bioscience or bioscience management, including UPEI researchers, industry, government
members, non-profit organizations, graduate and postdoc students. For more details about the
CHBMR's membership categories click here.
Q: Can organizations become members?
A: At present, the CHBMR does not have a designated category for an Organization membership,
but the Centre's membership structure is under review. Currently, individuals are welcome
to apply for membership.
Q: What are the benefits to becoming a member?
A: There are multiple benefits to becoming a member of the CHBMR. Some of those benefits
include access to UPEI's research databases, affiliation with the Centre on relevant
funding applications, as well as having access to the Centre's attractive network of people
residing on and off of Prince Edward Island.
Q: How can my company enter into a collaboration with the CHBMR?
A: The CHBMR welcomes external collaborations. If interested please complete our contact form
describing the nature of the collaboration you are interested in.
Q: How can I enter into a commissioned project with the CHBMR?
A: The CHBMR lends its services to parties interested in assistance in particular research areas
such as those described on our Contract Research page. If you are interested in entering a
commissioned project with the CHBMR, please contact us with a description of your
project or to set up a meeting to discuss your project.
Q: What kind of networking opportunities can the CHBMR offer?
A: The CHBMR offers networking opportunities by hosting events which are structured around a
keynote speaker and a networking luncheon where members of the biotech sphere who are in
attendance have the chance to engage one another. To view descriptions of previous events
hosted by the CHBMR click here. With its ever growing contact list the CHBMR is also happy to
help those who wish to make specific contacts within the industry, both within Prince Edward
Island and outside through its extensive network. If there is a specific contact or network that
you would like to access please contact us.
Q: Who owns the rights to research performed by the CHBMR?
A: The research conducted by CHBMR under a commissioned project belongs to the company
that has hired the Centre. The research internally completed by the Centre belongs to
Q: Who does the CHBMR work with?
A: The CHBMR works with members of industry, government, other research centres, and those
individuals who are interested in the field of Biotechnology.